Friday, June 25, 2021

Hundreds of protesters, BJP workers stage demonstration in Navi Mumbai over airport naming

Navi Mumbai: Hundreds of people including workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged protests across Navi Mumbai on Thursday over naming the upcoming international airport in the city.

They demanded that the airport be named after late DB Patil, activist and leader of the project-affected persons (PAP).

The Maharashtra government and CIDCO had earlier announced that the greenfield airport will be named after the Shiv Sena founder late Balasaheb Thackeray, but local leaders demanded that it be renamed after late Patil, who fought for the rights of the project affected people.

The protestors even raised slogans and placards against the administration as well as the Maharashtra government and called their move 'unjust'.

Security has been beefed up across Navi Mumbai to avoid any untoward incident and to maintain law and order in the city. The police force has been deployed near the CIDCO Bhavan in Belapur and several traffic restrictions have also been imposed.

24/06/21 Times of India

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